What is the most common oral manifestation of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Aphthous ulceration in the mouth is the most common oral manifestation of Crohn disease, and it is commonly associated with skin and joint lesions. Oral lesions appear to parallel intestinal disease in most cases, but they may also develop before any GI symptoms occur.


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